Wisconsin

Wisconsin

Trump’s win in Wisconsin by less than a percentage point broke the streak for Democratic presidential nominees — they had won the seven elections before 2016. Close races are typical in the Badger State. Al Gore and John Kerry both won by less than half a point. See 2020 primary results

Wisconsin
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COUNTIES TO WATCH

WOW Counties: Waukesha, Ozaukee, Washington
These three suburban counties tend to move as a group. They typically lean Republican, but Hillary Clinton outperformed past Democratic candidates there, as did Democrat Tony Evers in his 2018 bid for governor.
Dane County
This fast-growing county is home to the University of Wisconsin at Madison and is a Democratic stronghold.
Kenosha County
South of Milwaukee, it is one of the largest counties in the state to swing from Barack Obama to Donald Trump. Democrat Tony Evers carried it in 2018.
Milwaukee County
Turnout in the largest county in Wisconsin dropped a bit from 2012 to 2016, and Hillary Clinton underperformed Barack Obama's numbers here, the dropoff was larger than Donald Trump's winning margin in the state.
Grant County
In Southwest Wisconsin, this county made a double-digit shift from Obama support in 2012 to Trump support in 2016. In 2018, Grant plus surrounding Crawford, Richland and Vernon broke for Democrat Tony Evers in the gubernatorial race. Grant is one of the largest Southwest counties with this pattern.

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PAST RESULTS

2016 Wisconsin president
Candidate%Votes
Trump
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47.8%
1,405,284
Clinton
47.0%
1,382,536
Johnson
3.6%
106,674
Stein
1.1%
31,072
2018 Wisconsin senate
Candidate%Votes
Baldwin
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55.4%
1,472,914
Vukmir
44.6%
1,184,885
2018 Wisconsin governor
Candidate%Votes
Evers
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49.6%
1,324,307
Walker
48.5%
1,295,080
2018 Wisconsin house
5republicans3democrats

DEMOGRAPHICS

Wisconsin population estimate (2019): 5.8 M
US population estimate (2019): 328.2 M

RACE

Wisconsin
US
White
86% WI
73% US
Hispanic or Latino
7% WI
18% US
Black or African American
6% WI
13% US
Asian
3% WI
5% US
Other
2% WI
5% US
Native American
<1% WI
<1% US
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
<1% WI
<1% US

INCOME

Wisconsin
US
Household median income
$59,209 WI
$60,293 US
Unemployment rate (10/2020)
5.7% WI
7.9% US
Population under federal poverty level
12% WI
14% US

EDUCATION

Wisconsin
US
Bachelor's degree or higher (Adults 25+)
30% WI
32% US

Notes

  • All times ET.
  • Not all candidates are listed.
  • CNN will broadcast a projected winner only after an extensive review of data from a number of sources.
  • "Flipped seat" denotes a race where the 2020 projected winner is from a different party than the previous winner or incumbent.
  • Both Maine and Nebraska allow electoral votes to be split. In Maine, two of four electoral votes go to the statewide winner and one electoral vote goes to the winner in each of the two congressional districts. In Nebraska, two of five electoral votes go to the winner of the statewide vote. One electoral vote goes to the winner in each of Nebraska's three congressional districts.